Thanks to the boom in real-estate, right now there are plenty of jobs to be had in all industries related to real-estate, which includes construction, raw material production, manufacturing and decorating fields. It is a good time for those with ambitions to work hard but honest jobs because there are more openings than ever. However, times have changed from when your pop took over from grand pappy after an intense 10 years of apprenticeship. Today, employers look for more than just some work-hardened hands (although that is also necessary). Here are some of the things that will help you land a job in this blue-collar field:
A Professional QualificationNo matter how well you know your stuff, employers will insist on proof at an interview. This is not for some temporary summer job; the big leagues require paper work. Don’t forget – this is where the money is. So get yourself to a school that will offer you a good strong qualification like the cert IV building and construction. Think of it as an investment that will pay off big for all of your days to come. If you are spending money on getting yourself some qualifications, always look for a reliable institute and an accepted certificate that will be valid in more than one place.
Basic or Sophisticated ExperienceDepending on your age, employers will also demand experience. To a certain extent, this is unfair; no 25 year old can produce the kind of experience that employers are looking for, even if they work all their summers throughout school and college. However, by your senior year in school you should have a rough idea of what you want to do in life. It may be a good idea to do a short builders registration course with a recognized institute if you have any such aspirations because this will help you get work in a construction site someday. It is also something you can showcase as an added qualification if you ever need to interview for a managerial position.
An Academic QualificationBefore you decide to skip your high school diploma because you can work and earn money instead, please remember that you can only advance so far in life without a proper academic qualification. High school is considered the basic academic qualification in society (unless your country expressly follows another standard). This means that your experience might get you promoted a few times but then you will hit an invisible ceiling where you need a degree or professional diploma to get through. Most higher education institutes will not admit anyone who does not have their high school certification so finish that while you are still young and your mind is flexible enough to study. As you get older, your brain will become lazier and refuse to retain information that you need to pass exams.